The constitutional right to potty parity

'Potty parity' aims to remedy long lines

The Women's Restroom Equity Bill, unanimously approved by the New York City Council last May, requires public facilities to uphold a 2-to-1 ratio of women's to men's toilets. The measure, which replaced a 1984 law requiring a 1-to-1 ratio, applies to all new public structures as well as renovations costing more than 50 percent of the value of the building.

Thanks to the World Toilet Organization in Singapore, which acts as "a global voice on the issue of toilets," the issue is likely to gain even more attention as an agenda item in Moscow at the World Toilet Summit in September.

I thought the fact that there is a World Toilet Organization is the most newsworthy bit out of this article. I was so intrigued, I did more research:

The World Toilet Organization:

Today on World Toilet

  • World Toilet Day is declared on November 19 of each year. The purpose of this day is to have people in all countries to take action, to increase awareness of toilet user's right to a better toilet environment, and to demand for it from the toilet owners.

  • World Toilet College - World Toilet Organization (WTO) has started World Toilet College (WTC) because there was a need for an independent world body to ensure that the best standards in Toilet Design, Cleanliness, Maintenance, Quality of Work and Sanitation Technologies are kept.

    So next time, ask: Is your Port-a-potty WTC certified?